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greenbaarron
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2004 4:33 am    Post subject: Tip, when /var gets BIG Reply with quote

I just deleted a 2.5 GB log file:
/var/log/messages
was 2.5 GB, I couldn't believe this.... but then I thought about it, still gotta find a better way of doing it cause it only took 9 months to build up to this size (and this is text too). Guess an always on personal file server can log a lotta shit.

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zsoltika
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2004 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes there are better solutions, one of them:
Code:
emerge logrotate
man logrotate

Learn it. Configure it. Use it. (It's capable of compressing and archiving or deleting log files, that get too big, old, and so on.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 27, 2004 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Added info/reference to FAQ Forum entry.
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